Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I took some pics of my moms Christmas village on Christmas.

The big kids checking out their toys.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow from hell

Gosh! How much snow does one city/state need? It has been snowing alot this week. It snowed on Wednesday and again on Friday. All this snow doesnt make it very easy to drive around to restaurants and get work done.
Last night, Friday, I was required to be in Park City at 4pm for a new restaurant opening. It took me an hour to drive from Sugarhouse to Kimball Junction, and then another 30 min from Kimball Junction to Park City. Normally from my house to Park City it is a 40 min drive total.
Parleys Canyon was so messy I didnt think I was going to make it. UDOT had alerts out saying chains or four wheel drive was required. And what am I driving? My little Toyota Corolla with front wheel drive and semi bald tires.
I drove 20-25 miles an hour all the way up and I only slid sideways 2 or 3 times. I came close to hitting a couple of cars but did not. The steep parts where the scariest. I could feel my tires slipping and the car would jerk when the tires could not grab the road/ice/snow. That was when I was really regretting buying new glasses instead of new tires last month.
I have noticed when I am in a stressful driving situation like that one, I hold my breath and stop breathing. I dont do it on purpose. In fact if I do notice I am doing it, I try to make a point of breathing deeply, but then I forget again because I had to concentrate on the road. One of these times I will probably pass out from not breathing, that would be so STUPID! No wonder I had a headache by the time I arrived in Park City. It went away by the time I left the restaurant at 11:30pm, but then I had a worse headache from driving home, even though the drive was not as bad because I-80 had been plowed somewhat.